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49 It may be that those who worry about the transformation of Sunday exaggerate its negative effects. The authors of an article “The Sunday Gladness, Sunday Gloom 21 Church versus the Mall: What Happens When Religion Faces Increased Secular Competition” argue that in states where there were blue laws that did not allow malls to open on Sunday, about 37 percent of people attended religious ser­vices at least weekly. 50 The 5 percent decline is not sig­nifi­cant. Though it is too soon to gauge the long-term effect of the commercialization of Sunday, it is safe to say that the traditional Sunday—whether regarded as a holy day or as both a holy day and a holiday—is a thing of the past.

If Constantine wanted to appease sun-worshiping Romans, why did he say he was a Christian? He told the historian Eusebius that he converted to Christianity because of a vision and a dream he had in 312, on the day before a major battle, which took place outside Rome, near the Milvian Bridge. Eusebius tells us: Around noon-time, when the day was already beginning to decline, he saw before him in the sky the sign of a cross of light.  . He said he became disturbed. What could the vision mean? He continued to ponder and to give great thought to the question, and night came on him suddenly.

Constantine believed he had been anointed by the Christian God to rule the Roman Empire. ”11 Historians have pondered the question of Constantine’s religious beliefs. ”12 Perhaps Constantine did not change religions so much as add a new god, Christ, to the ones he already venerated. ) He may have come to the conclusion that the sun god and Christ were one and the same. Whatever Constantine’s religious beliefs, he clearly favored the spread of Christianity. He built many churches, destroyed pagan temples, and decreed tax policies that were favorable to Christian clergy and Christian institutions.

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